The North, Issue 61 (January 2019)

Now I am a Tower of Darkness As a child I knew How, beyond the lamp’s circuit, Lay the shadow of the shadow Of this darkness,   Waiting with an arctic kiss In the well of the staircase, Ready to drape the bed with visions No eyelids can vanquish.    Now I am a Tower [...]

Four voices confront the absence of women in Irish poetry

  I have endured the scholastic training worthy of someone of learning. I am versed in the twelve divisions of poetry and the traditional rules. I am so light and fleet I escape from a body of men without snapping a twig, without ruffling a braid of my hair, I run under branches as high [...]

Dear Freda Laughton, your poems are being discussed at Jacket2 Magazine

Emma Penney has verified Freda Laughton's date of death as having occurred in 1995. Freda Laughton (1907-1995). This is Laughton's current archive at RASCAL (Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast) (EDIT, May 2019) Dear Freda Laughton, Your Poems are being discussed at Jacket2 Magazine Walt Hunter writes for Jacket2 on Dave Lordan's interview with Emma Penney [...]

“Now I am a Tower of Darkness” and Other Poems by Freda Laughton

“Now I am a Tower of Darkness” and Other Poems by Freda Laughton

Now I am a Tower of Darkness   As a child I knew How, beyond the lamp's circuit, Lay the shadow of the shadow Of this darkness,   Waiting with an arctic kiss In the well of the staircase, Ready to drape the bed with visions No eyelids can vanquish.   Now I am a [...]